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Playing with your phone while nursing: The Binge-watch Edition

Congratulations on having your baby in 2016 when binge watching is a thing. Can you imagine having to watch late night infomercials while you nurse? Or crummy soap operas just because that is what was on TV while your partner is at work? Text your Mom and apologize for her hardships. 

Let’s take advantage of the era we are living and watch some tv! Just in case you watched all of your favorites when you couldn’t get off the couch in your first trimester or on bed-rest in your third, here is my list of top five binge-able shows to watch while taking care of your new baby. 



  1. Gilmore Girls 

Mother and daughter eating pop-tarts and discovering their adult selves? Vintage Melissa McCarthy hiding from her very tall, very stern in-home lactation consultant? Small town diner owner freaking out about public breastfeeding? A baby named Doula? What is not to like!

Plus, an updated season has been filmed and will likely be released this winter, so even if you watched it when it was on air it is time to re-watch. Seven seasons of hour long episodes means it might just last you through the whole 4th trimester. 


2. Jane the Virgin

This telenovela is a totally over the top gobble-it-up-with-a-spoon delight. Lots of pregnancy, postpartum and feeding struggles. Three generations of Latina women in one house, so it is a must for my single mom’s out there and first generation American’s alike.  Bonus, it takes place in Miami, and I for one am always trying to escape to Miami, if only in my mind. 


3. Parenthood

This is another many seasons long, one hour drama that you can watch and watch and watch. The bonus with this one is the Dads. There are so many great Dads in this show. It’s a tear-jerker, so if you are already crying more than you would prefer (the hormones. oh the hormones.) maybe stick with one of the comedies.


4. Grace and Franky

I just love this show. It is little to do with babies and postpartum. (well, okay, there is a staggeringly unrealistic birth in which someone births a baby while wearing a swim suit) but it is mostly about female friendship and yams. 


5. Tiny House Hunters

Let’s be honest for just one second. We all love HGTV. It does not matter if you live in a drain pipe or a mansion you had professionally decorated. There is just something about watching people buy/decorate/renovate homes. If you are looking for mindless TV, look no further. Sit back, relax and watch people look for homes that are smaller than your nursery. 

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